Estimating the size of the main illicit retail drug markets in Europe: an update
This report includes estimates of the total size of the retail drug market in the European Union in 2017 for cannabis, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and MDMA. This is a supporting publication to the 2019 EU Drug Markets Report.
Drug use prevalence estimates report
This report is based on work commissioned by the EMCDDA in 2009. It examines differences in methods and results between general population surveys conducted in a single context (focusing exclusively on substance use) and a multi context (focusing on health and healthy lifestyles). It summarises...
Drug use: an overview of general population surveys in Europe
In many European countries, one or more general population surveys have been carried out to get an impression of the characteristics of illicit drug use at national level. Despite valuable efforts to standardise national drug surveys among the general populations in European Member States and to...
An overview of the general populations survey (GPS) key indicator
This document gives an overview of the general populations survey (GPS) indicator, one of five key epidemiological indicators used by the EMCDDA for the collection and interpretaion of harmonised, good quality data at European level. It is written in an easy to understand manner and is intended for...
Assistance to EMCDDA for the analysis of drug profiles from EMCDDA databank on surveys of drug use
This is the final report of the EMCDDA project the 'European databank on population surveys on drugs,' which consisted of a voluntary compilation of original databases of existing surveys and their results. The aim of the project was to re-approach data already analysed in the national context from...
Technical implementation and update of the European Union databank on national population surveys on drug use and carrying out a joint analysis of data collected
This report describes the implementation of the NPSD-EU (European Union databank on national population surveys on drug use) in 2002, a database for collecting and harmonising existing national surveys on drugs. The report also presents two cross-national joint analyses carried out on the basis of...
Handbook for surveys on drug use among the general population
The Handbook for surveys on drug use among the general population is intended to be a reference toolbox for everyone planning, organising or executing a survey about drug use among the general population. From the point of view of the EMCDDA, it is an important instrument in the implementation of...
Methodological study to compare the effect of different methods of data collection on the prevalence of self-reported drug use in general population surveys
This report describes the affect of using different survey modes on the measurement of substance use prevalence figures. Three different modes were included in the design of this study: a telephone, a postal, and a face to face survey-mode. The study has been conducted in three European countries:...